Members of the Forest Lake VFW and American Legion delivered a birthday surprise to LILA first-grader Savannah Hartinger, whose father Eric is deployed in Afghanistan. Front row: Shannon Hartinger, Savannah Hartinger (holding photo of her father in uniform), El Ewert and Keith Crist. Back row: Roger Fredsall, Marvin Aho, Ron Miller, Richard Weber and Gene Wichelmann. (Photo submitted)